822- Managers in horticulture

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Managers in horticulture

Job Description: 

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

Main Duties: 

Managers in horticulture perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
Determine type and quantity of stock to grow
Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
Develop marketing plans
Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories
Hire and manage staff, oversee training and set work schedules
Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of a college program in horticulture is usually required.
Experience as a nursery or greenhouse supervisor is required.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Nursery and greenhouse workers (8432)
Turf farmer (in 0821 Managers in agriculture)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X